In addition to having the title of University Professor, Javier Vela will serve as the next John Corbett Professor of Chemistry.  He succeeds Kirill Kovnir as of July 1, 2020 and will be a very worthy holder of the title.

The research is further discussed in the paper, "Unprecedented generation of 3-D-heterostructures by mechanochemical disassembly and re-ordering of incommensurate metal chalcogenides," authored by Oleksandr Dolotko, Ihor Z. Hlova, Arjun K. Pathak, Yaroslav Mudryk, Vitalij K.

Davit Potoyan is working with a collaborator at University of Buffalo to use protein and RNA, scientists have created hollow, spherical sacks known as vesicles.

Deyny Mendivelso-Pérez, a recent PhD graduate, and Emily Smith were part of an interdepartmental team of researchers working on histamine sensors for food safety monitoring.

Javier Vela-Becerra was named University Professor. The title of University Professor is awarded to a faculty member who has acted as a change agent by having made significant contributions to improve the university, and who has demonstrated outstanding performance in a

Anand, RobbynMembers of the Anand Group are developing a paper-strip urine test to detect infection by the coronav

Congratulations to Julia Zaikina, who has been named the American Crystallographic Association’s Etter Early Career Award winner for 2021!

Great work!

Miranda Emaus’s manuscript on allelic discrimination of circulating tumor DNA using multiplex qPCR makes the cover of August 8 issue of Analytica Chimica Acta.

The most recent ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry's cover features an article on Novel Computer Architectures and Quantum Chemistry from the Gordon Group.

The ISU Department of Chemistry, with the support of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, condemns the opinion paper by Tomáš Hudlický that was recently accepted, posted online, and - only after a major public outcry - retracted by the eminent chemistry journal, Angewandte Chemie

Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Kathryn “Kitty” Hach-Darrow, who passed away this past week, a few months shy of her 98th birthday. Kitty was a pioneering woman in business, a pilot, a mother, a wife and a great benefactor to Iowa State University and the field of chemistry.

Congratulations to Robbyn Anand for receiving the ACS Analytical Division Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science.  This is a national award from ACS recognizing her leadership in teaching and research as a separations scientist.

Congratulations to the following Chemistry faculty, and to all faculty in LAS, who were awarded promotions recently!

K.A. Burke
Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Chemistry

Congratuations to Bryce Westheimer, Gordon group, who has been awarded an NSF-funded fellowship by the Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI).

Congratulations to Vologymyr Gvozdetskyi, a postdoctoral research scholar in the Zaikina Group, on receiving the 2020 Postdoctoral Research Excellence Award.

Due in part to a grant from Engineering-LAS Online Learning (ELO) Cristina Bonaccorsi created an informational video to promote CHEM 167, General Chemistry for Engineering Students, see the video and learn more

Robbyn Anand
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 3M

Congratulations to Gordie Miller, named as an Exemplary Faculty Mentor for 2019-2020.

Congratulations to Gourab Bhaskar for receiving a GPSS teaching award and to Amrit Venkatesh for receiving a GPSS leadership award.

Congratulations to the chemistry majors named to Phi Beta Kappa

  • Benjamin Deeter
  • Marqeaux Nall
  • Matthew Ryan
  • Juyeon Won

Congratulations to the following faculty and staff
….Terry Kruse for LAS Early Achievement in Academic Advising
….Valerie Awino for LAS Merit Excellence Award
….Wenyu Huang for LAS Mid-Career Achievement in Research

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Dueñas (a 2018 PhD graduate from the Lee group) who was named a 2020 CAS Future Leader and will receive her recognition and leadership training at an upcoming Fall ACS meeting!

A temporary food pantry is now available on campus to meet the needs of our community. It is located in the lower level of the Union Drive Community Center (207 Beyer Ct) in the West Side Market space. Hours are Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Congratulations to Terry Fernando, recipient of the ISU P&S Excellence Award and to Art Winter, recipient of the ISU Award for Achievement in Intellectual Property. It is great to have their achievements recognized outside of the department.


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